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Biographical entry Adamson, William ( - 1874)

Victoria, Australia


William Adamson was a nurseryman and seedsmen operating in the Colony of Victoria from the early 1850s until his death in 1874. He established a company known as Adamson and Co which continued to operate after his death under the management of George Brunning. During his lifetime he published multiple editions of "The Australian gardener, an epitome of horticulture for the colony of Victoria" in addition to numerous seed and plant catalogues.

Related People

  • Brunning, George (1830 - 1893)

    George Brunning took over the management of William Adamson's nursery after William Adamson's death in 1874.

    Date: 1874 -

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Australian Botanists - Biographies, MS 064; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Published resources


  • Polya, Rosemary, Nineteenth century plant nursery catalogues of south-east Australia : a bibliography (Bundoora, Victoria: La Trobe University Library, 1981). Details

Elizabeth Daniels